Summer’s officially wedding season. Whether you’re planning on walking down the aisle for the first time, buying an appropriate frock or pondering whether to go for a hat or not, chances are you may be involved with something wedding-related this summer. And yet, as we toast the happy couple, we’re fully aware that the odds are stacked against us – the stats ain’t good, people. So why and how do we end up marrying the wrong person? The Philosophers’ Mail has some answers…

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Given that marrying the wrong person is about the single easiest and also costliest mistake any of us can make (and one which places an enormous burden on the state, employers and the next generation), it is extraordinary, and almost criminal, that the issue of marrying intelligently is not more systematically addressed at a national and personal level, as road safety or smoking are. Read more: The Philosophers’ Mail.